Laurette Yeatman

Palmerston North

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Prior to my accident, I travelled extensively, passionately performing in a professional cultural group as a dancer-singer-Choreographer for approximately 10 years.

After returning home, and with the help of my travels working amongst different cultures and cuisine, my interests shifted in the direction of food catering and Hospitality. I remained passionately content in this field until my car accident in 2006, resulting in me becoming a C4 Tetraplegic. I’m now paralyzed from the chest down.

During my rehabilitation at the Burwood Spinal clinic, I was introduced to an amazing art class in painting, where they had artists impressively painting by mouth, to which I attended weekly when possible.

In 2009, I was awarded a scholarship by the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.  I am honoured and grateful for this recognition and continue to enjoy painting and working with other local artists.

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